Subseries 3E: Oversize Plans
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: Segal, George, 1924-2000..
Extent: 22 folders
The collection is open for research.
This subseries contains oversized site, elevation, and floorplans that
date from 1957 to 1998, but correspond to projects and exhibitions that
took place from the 1970s to 1998. In the preparation stages of almost
all of Segal's important public commissions one or more site plans or
elevations would be provided or drawn in order to facilitate the
installation of the sculpture(s). In addition to this, the planning of
large-scale exhibition installations, especially those requiring input
directly from Segal himself would also require oversized gallery
These and other materials were separated from their relevant files for
preservation reasons and included in this subseries. Separation sheets
were put in place in order to indicate when an oversized document was
removed to this subseries.
For clarity, the following terms have been included: Gallery plan is a
plan that depicts the floorplan of a gallery with dimensions;
installation plan is a plan that depicts the floorplan of a gallery
along with notations for the placement of sculpture and artwork;
elevation is a plan that depicts the vertical dimensions of a site; site
plan is a plan that depicts the dimensions of an installation site that
is not a gallery.
Physical notes: This subseries is housed in a
large oversized box. Researchers are asked to secure an area
appropriate for the proper handling of these large materials.
Subseries 3E: Oversize Plans; 1957-1998; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.